6 Ways to Design and Implement Effective Mobile Enterprise Apps

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Design for the End User

Design applications with end users in mind.

As with all applications, mobile apps need to be designed with the end user in mind. The first questions to ask are: Who are your users? What do they do? How will they be using the functionality? For example, are your end users technicians servicing assets or health care workers providing assistance to the elderly?

With limited screen size on mobile devices, every bit of interface space needs to be optimized to be readable and usable. Consistency in the look and feel is important so the end user knows what to expect and can quickly learn how the functionality is laid out.

Developing enterprise mobile applications is one thing. Deploying and ensuring your staff will use those apps is a whole different ball game. Enterprise mobility can have an enormous positive impact on an organization's productivity, efficiency and overall competitiveness. But unless the solution gets high rates of end-user acceptance across your enterprise, the opportunity is lost.

In this slideshow, Margot Hoekstra, business analyst at Retriever Communications, explores six ways to ensure IT departments design and implement effective mobile enterprise apps and reap the rewards mobility has to offer.

 

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